IKEA’s 2015 catalogue is out online now (the print version hits stores on 1 September). Here are seven new developments that are worth highlighting — including an unexpected reprieve for one supposedly cancelled line.
As well as being viewable online in a fully searchable form, you can get the catalogue as an iOS or Android app. If you’ve ever seen an IKEA catalogue before, the format will be familiar: glossy photography showing off entire rooms furnished with IKEA furniture at the front and with new products highlighted, more detailed listings sorted by category at the back.
While once the catalogue might fairly have claimed to list almost everything in the store, that’s no longer the case — a visit to the store or the web site will highlight lots of stuff that simply isn’t featured, especially in the marketplace. For all that, the catalogue does reveal some items of interest to bargain-minded IKEA shoppers. Here are seven to start with.
(Note: this commentary is based on the East Coast IKEA stores in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. WA and SA are run separately — we’d expect most details to be similar but some prices, in particular, might vary.)
1. The Expedit bookshelf is officially dead
Expedit bookcase had been canned
2. The Galant lives!
reports suggested it would be replaced
3. A new standing desk
convert IKEA gear into a standing desk
4. No sales coupons
5. Sales are still happening
6. New stores coming
7. No price rises for a year
high prices for IKEA relative to other countries